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multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. since 2010, he protected american diplomatic personnel in dangerous posts from central america to the middle east. he had the hands of a healer as well as the arms of a warrior. earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified paramedic. our hearts go out to to his wife and his three sons. along with his grieving family, friends, and colleagues. glen doherty was also a former seal and an experienced paramedic. he died protecting his colleagues. he was employed to some of the most dangerous places on earth, including iraq and afghanistan, always putting his life on to safeguard other americans. our thoughts and prayers are with his father, his mother, his brother, and sister, and their grieving families, friends, and colleagues. i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. i want to thank his parents and siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with their country. what a wonderful gift you gave us. over his distinguished career in the foreign service, he won friends to the united states in far-flung places. he made those peop
of iraq. for it was utterly clear the floodgates have been opened so wide that what might be called the politics of the richer america would certainly become american politics. i called it being a critic. all the world is as interested in march of 2010, i wrote about a group of pundits and warrior journalists, eager not to sue u.s. military leave iraq. that appeared on the op-ed page of the "los angeles times" and then began wandering the media world. one of its stops, curiously enough was the military newspaper, stars and stripes. this e-mail respons read your article in stars and stripes. when was the last time you visited iraq? a critique and 15 well-chosen world. his point, i was then a 65-year-old guy who had never been anywhere near iraq and undoubtably never would have. possibly more than once and disagreed with my assessment. this is not to be taken lightly. what, after all, do i know about iraq? only the reporting i've been able to read. the analysis found lots of experts, on the other hand, even from thousands of miles away, i was one of many who could see enough by early
, that is where the real mistake was made. >> this piety did not exist in the iraq war. all of a sudden, this if an american dies, this is a story treated by the media. it did not work. >> it never worked. >> they never said it was an apology. they never said that word. >> it was a junior press officer at the embassy wanting to say something nice. >> i thought it was the senior guy? >> he is a press die. not the secretary of state or the president. you have this instant reaction, rapid-fire. camp without thinking for one second blast away and puts romney in a position where he has to -- >> the embassy issues a statement. who cares? they see this as the only statement out of the obama administration. >> they did not issue an apology. it was issued in anticipation of the reaction to the film. but they did not apologize. it took a clear position denouncing that kind of activity respecting the sensitivity of people of their religious faith. >> and how did expressing the sensitivity work out? >> it didn't. that does not mean they should not have tried. klutzy do not have the government of th
because of iraq and because of guantanamo. they hated us because of the torture -- he used the word and accuses his own country ever torturing. and he is now apologizing and promising to change course. we would no longer be tough. we would be loved. we would show compassion. and we would get out of iraq. he set a deadline for afghanistan. he doesn't support the green revolution in iran. he shows the ayatollahs tremendous respect. he essentially protects them when they are under attack. he gets nowhere on the iran nuclear issue. he is equivocal in the arab spring. he leads from behind in libya. the theory was if we go soft and we are very nice, if we -- if we say [speaking in arabic [enough times, it will be all right. he decided, the theory and therefore the practice is going to be, retreat and withdraw. remember the line he uses? the tide of war is receding. >> sean: exactly. >> that means the tide of american power is receding. and the reason that american interests, schools, embassies, businesses are aflame in the middle-east from tunis to south asia is because things don't happe
they respect our culture? i'll have to explain how things work here. if muslims say george bush invaded iraq, and george bush, the president of the united states, he equals america. i could say look, it pains me. 70% of the country now does not like this guy. he was our president and we are a democracy. i get it. if they say president obama equals america. he is our president. he does drone strikes. they might not like drone strikes because it kills family members. they might be mad at obama i get it. but if they say pastor terry terry jones represents america. this guy is a village idiot. don't you have a village idiot in sudan libya? if you pull that raving lunatic aside and said this is muslim this is one showing to ten people. this doesn't even come close to equaling america. i heard there is a rear view mirror center libya that is widely watched movie in america. nobody even knew about it until you guys started doing your protest. it had no viewers. it does not equal america. then how about big blow hards like rush limbaugh who says outrageous things whether it's about our president or
another after another, everything from a housing crisis to the war in iraq to the collapse of the financial markets to anthrax in the mail, to the soars epidemic. one crisis you can say that has come up under his watch was the bp oil spill and everyone agrees that he did an excellent job with that. america he needs to get going on its own. >> eliot: there are two ways to interpret. i think your logic is impeccable and it's an important point to make. sometimes you just regroup and wait for things to calm down. if you had to pick a word to characterize the bush administration era was chaos. it was a pin ball bouncing from one crisis to another. some of those things were not his doing. you have to acknowledge sometimes external events can frame a presidential era beyond the president himself. and jimmy carter would be one that you would make that argument. do you agree with that at all? >> i think you many of the crisis were created by the white house. we had $4 a gallon because the president was an oil man. many of these crises were man- man-made crises but white house-made
is when then-president george w. bush ordered the u.s.-led invasion of iraq, march 2003. it was also the month when it was ordered that the flag-draped coffins of american service members killed abroad could not be photographed when those coffins got back to the united states. that change in policy under george w. bush was a source of anger and controversy. it is why coffins were sometimes used in anti-iraq war protests to visually represent those real caskets of americans killed in the war that the bush administration would not allow the country to see. the bush administration banned the media from showing those dignified transfer ceremonies as the invasion of iraq started in 2003. and they kept the policy in place throughout george w. bush's time in office. as the country waged two of the longest wars in our history. it was not until the new president replaced george w. bush that the ban was rescinded. on thursday, february 26th, 2009, just five weeks after president barack obama was inaugurated, the defense department lifted the ban and one week after the ban was lifted, the follo
of the outspoken voices against the war in iraq we've been fortunate for her distinguished services. i had a chance to talk with congresswoman woolsey as she prepares stepping away from her seat. >> eliot: thank you for joining me rather than a tv screen. you've been here during a period of tulmult, when you look back over the 0 years what have you seen and what do you expect to happen. >> i remember thinking how nice people were to one another senior members would help junior members make a stand and be heard. but the negative surprise was our schedule. under the democrats it was so terrible. we never knew if we were going to okay now 20 years later, it's flipped. people just aren't able to negotiate or to compromise. we're not mean to each other. we still like each other and laugh in the elevators, you know but it's false. >> eliot: at a substantive level there is no engagement. >> no engagement. >> eliot: there is no intellectual engagement. parties are talking past each other. >> right. >> eliot: why is that? are there two different ideologies that people can't speak to one another? >> ideologi
as a navy seal serving multiple tors in iraq and afghanistan glenn gordy also a former steel and experienced paramedic. >>> she saved for last beat ambassador she had selected to help libyan people build a new government. >>> i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens known for his courage and his smile goofy but contagious for his sense of fun and it is california cool. >>> president obama called for patrons refused to back down in face of danger. >>> to you their families and colleagues to all americans know this, their sacrifice will never be forgotten. we will bring to justice those who took them from us. >>> to the strains of " america the beautiful " the remains loaded into hearses flown to delaware to dover air base. ♪ >>> nancy cordes cbs news >>> to campaign 2012 president obama holds a slim lead over mitt romney, in a new cbs new york times poll 49 percent of likely voters say they are going with the president 46 percent favor the republican rival. on the campaign trail more talk about the middle-class or a discussion about what constitutes the middle-class and is there reall
have also used the drones a lot in iraq and afghanistan as part of the larger wars. the u.s. has also used trial and in yemen, somalia. it appears they have used terms in the philippines and in libya as well. now, libya is an interesting case because when there were discussions among the public about the pros and cons of the u.s. intervening in libya, there is one thing that was really left out of the equation and that was whether or not it was a good thing to get involved militarily to overthrow gadhafi. the way in which it was done is to cut congress altogether and the administration's just vacation or not even bringing this up for a discussion in congress is when it's just an air war that we are using drugs and new of u.s. lives are at risk of a congress should have no say and not. so think of the kind of usurpation of power by the executive ranch, taken this away from the legislative ranch and what kind of precedent is set for future people in the white house. we have also been a case of a rat, when the u.s. troops left, left drones behind and put them in the hands not of the mili
people they believe, in iraq. we put sanctions on them. that was one of the causes of osama bin laden said for declaring war. there is a history here, there is religious differences, there is cultural differences, all ever these clashes. i think the western position in that part of the world eye will will be honest eye think we should lower our profile and retreat. what are we doing $1 trillion in debt every year? borrowing money to give foreign aid in any event? >> greta: we were giving aid to pakistan to contain their nuclear weapons so we buy our frens and they don't do something to india -- >> the pew poll, pakistan, turkey, jordan, egypt, not one of those countries has one-fifth of the people saying they admire and approve the united states. 75 beers of egyptians believe that arabs did not do 9/11. it's a truth in their country. >> greta: so... now what? >> i think what have you to basically -- the president of the united states should get back ear -- back here. >> greta: he's here in a tonigh- [laughter] >> greta: he was here this afternoon. >> you mention it, as all of these re
the nation builders on the right. muslim outreach goes back to the iraq war. these protests are happening in iraq. it wouldn't have happened under saddam hussein. >> bill: dictators kept a lid on whatever they did. >> called winning hearts and minds back then. today it's muslim outreach. >> bill: navy seal who wrote that book about killing usama bin laden. he may be punished by the u.s. government. roll the tape. >> i'm not talking secrets. i'm not talking tactics, i don't even get into any of that stuff. but i really try to give the reared a sense of what it is like to be there. this book is not political whatsoever. doesn't bad mouth either party. and we specifically chose september 11th to keep it out of the politics. >> bill: the pentagon, secretary of defense leon panetta says they may go after that guy in court because when you become an intelligence operative and that's what the navy seals special forces are sign a paper saying you are not going to talk about any of the missions at all. you say, gutfeld? >> this is a great idea. punish the guy that is responsible for the one succes
to india. we want to show you a map. we saw protests, i mean, this is incredible to see tunisia, iraq, iran, israel and protests also spread to a country not on the map indonesia. some of the protests were peaceful, like in jordan, whe they burned the american flag, but did not resort in violence. but people were killed elsewhere. this is the live scene in cairo tonight. there have been dozens of arrests and injuries. security forces have tried to disperse crowds with teargas, get them to go away from the u.s. embassy this is a group of people near the u.s. embassy. still there tonight as they continue to be there, day in, day out, as the rage continues to spread. in libya, the remains of four americans kill during the tack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi returned to the andrews air force base this afternoon. president obama was there and he vowed to bring justice to the men who killed them. >> even as voices of suspicious and in trust that seek to divide countries and cultures, the united states of america will never retreat from the world. >> four people have been arrested in libya what
administration and will they be more cost-effective so we don't have to -- on the scale we had in iraq and afghanistan? >> feel free to weigh in. the issue of pulling back and looking at both candidates's personalities but also brought a trends happening behind it. we are not going to see this technology of unmanned systems or if you move into other new technologies that are game changers like this, we are not going to see it go away. accompanying more commonplace not just in the u.s. but both our allies or adversaries and also growing more capable. ramp up the number of strikes during obama's administration and that is a complex story but apart the media doesn't talk about is not only do we have more drones but they also carry more munitions. if you have a plane that carries one bomb and another guy had a plane with six bombs the other guy in the future will have more munitions by then. an example of what played out in the advancement of our weaponry and one of the primary system is. the technology is getting more used. obama and romney will have it as their full. i don't think we wil
them because they are traditional democrats. again and again on iraq and afghanistan. he said we are trying to find a good taliban people. they have yet to service. apparently the obama people are trying to find him. one thing that is opposed by hillary clinton and key people around him, and this is why the whole idea that obama is a big, fat, bungler is not true. obama has actually redefined the citizen's relationship to the government. he has redefined foreign policy or that he has shrunk our footprint in the world. he has achieved more in one term than just about any democrat. from his point of view. he is exceeding spectacularly. >> i've heard christopher hitchens on senator gaetz and several others. i'm curious, are you going to be a support person of god or is there something else [inaudible] >> the question is a little bit about my second career. i am the president of a liberal arts college, it's a christian college. i have 1 foot in two worlds. i write about politics, and i've been there now for 25 years. i'm a secular writer. in the last two years, i have been taking on
it would be about iraq. on september 15, the world financial markets froze. everything became about the economy. we thought that this risk would be about the economy and not the personalities of the candidate. i wonder if what is happening in the middle east will turn into something much larger from now until election day. it can never tell exactly what it is that will create the context on election day. that might turn out to be a much bigger deal than we ever thought it would be. >> i was taught that their campaigns for operating on multiple levels. i wrote about how campaigns could e-books and really -- evolve and really committed differently with one household than their neighbors. a campaign can have a discussion with a set of individuals and across demographic individuals. the day to day big news story we are talking about does not necessarily where the companiocn is devoting their resources. there was back and forth yesterday about egypt and libya. obama was spending his money talking to people in ohio about what mitt romney was talking to people in florida about. be aware th
fellow and director of research at perkins, where he runs the iraq and afghanistan indices. mike is literally the business -- busiest man at brookings, if not all of think tankdom. there are literally hundreds of articles that he has written, while his tv appearances are in the thousands, maybe even the tens of thousands. he has written several books. he is working on a new publication entitled "why nuclear arms control is still important." that will hear from todd harrison, a degree in aeronautics and astronautics from mit. he has worked in advanced aerospace and technologies and served in the u.s. air force reserve. he is presently a senior fellow of defense budget studies for the center for strategic defense. he is the author of multiple publications on modern trend, military personnel costs most recently. and finally we will hear from marvin kalb. he is a graduate of city college of new york with a master's from harvard. before finishing his doctorate in russian history, he left to join the moscow assignment with the state department in 1956, which then led to a 30-year caree
, but tyrone also served in iraq and afghanistan. today tyrone is home. glen doherty never shied from adventure. he believed that in his life he could make a difference. a calling he fulfilled as a navy s.e.a.l. he served with distinction in iraq and worked in afghanistan. and there in benghazi as he tended to others, he laid down his life. loyal as always. protecting his friends. today glen is home. >> i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. during the revolution in libya, he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. and he gave his life helping them build a better country. in the days since the attack, so many libyans, including the ambassador from libya to the united states, who is with us today, have expressed their sorrow and solidarity. this has been a difficult week for the state department and for our country. we've seen the heavy assault on our post in benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people t
are americans. and we hold our head high. >> reporter: but the protests widened. this was iraq. in lebanon, symbols of the u.s. got burned at kfc and had hardens. this was gaza. many egyptians are still furious over that anti-muslim film made in the u.s. and it's not just arab nations. muslims to the east erupted. this was pakistan today. this was bangladesh. these were indian muslims in kashmir. while back in the u.s., republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan blamed president obama. >> what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. that is what keeps the peace. and that is what we will have in a romney/ryan administration. >> reporter: team obama called that an attempt to score political points. >> both factually wrong and poorly timed. now is a time when americans should be coming together. >> reporter: as many in the muslim world are coming together against americans. the white house insisted today there was no intelligence that could have prevented the death of the four americans in libya this week. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. j
in the most violent spots on earth. the places we see, afghanistan, iraq, yemen and pakistan. they also risk their lives working in places we rarely see, nigeria, venezuela, sudan. 236 foreign service officers have died in the line of duty. four more names soon to be engraved on the state department memorial. the president and secretary of state visited this week. >> my name is chris stevens. and i am the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: chris stevens was so proud having given libya back to its people. so many there letting america now know they are against the attacks. chris stevens was a friend to them, and today, the president vowing that thousands of others like chris will continue his mission. >> we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves. whatever their creed. whatever their faith. >> reporter: and so we choose the brave men and women who continue their work tonight all over the world. thank you for watching. we're always online at the season premiere of "20/20," 10:00 p.m. eastern. i'll see you this weekend. diane back on m
suicide bombers in iraq than any country except for saudi arabia. her ambassador ran around syria for the better part of the year, encouraging them to protest, knowing that they would get shot down. this government seems to be trying to make the world a little safer as an anarchy more than anything else. lou: the idea that libya is now arrested four people in regards to that attack. could you explain about the earnest in earnest and honesty about their act? >> i am afraid that i'm getting old and cynical. my guess is that they are kind of like claude rains in casablanca. the libyan government really is, whatever goes on in tripoli, not outside of there, when we supported that revolution, basically what we did was provide their coverage for people, what happened was perfectly predictable. lou: it was tragic. it is tragic that he was put in a constant that is not safe and not protected, taken to a safe house that was anything but that. the idea that we would not have things underground in libya, now it's clear that we're going to have marine boots on the ground in libya and in yemen
lines or not. and i think the lower profile of the united states allowed iraq and china to step forward in a dangerous way. >> all right, dan, thank you all. when we come back, despite the turmoil in the the middle east, it went on with obama enjoying a post convention poll bounce and what does mitt romney need to do to counter it? our panel weighs in. in your jeep gra cherokee. and when you do, you'll be grateful for the adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts your speed when approaching slower traffic. andor the blind-spot monitor... [ beeping ] ...that helps remind you that the highway might not be as desolate... as you thought. ♪ a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis sympto. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to i
and more about other issues. >> this is because of the iraq war to blame the u.s. for american support for israel there is this... very pervasive anger towards the u.s. that comes out whenever there is an episode of anger before they know the facts. >> and he says the grass roots nature of the arab spring facilitated by social media has been a factor in the spread of violence. there is a isn't a mandela figure that people can look up to who says this is wrong. how many people will listen to him? >> the take on it is note many that are listening. the egyptian president was slow to condemn violence which led the froze say he jipt is neither an ally nor an enemy. >> and there are any ideas on how long this will go on? >> they're tell neeg movie is just a spark. there is anger that this will be something else the next time z unless you deal with that feeling that the west is at war with islam, you're going to keep seeing these flash points. >> thank you. >> and a local koptic christian church is trying to disassociate itself that made the film. now there is fear there may be backlash here
-- known to most as rone-- spent two decades as a navy seal, serving multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. glen doherty-- who went by ic.b"-- was also a former seal and an experienced paramedic. d- reporter: she saved for last yan ambassador she had hand- selected to help the libyan >> i w build a new government. hris steveonored to know was knoor chris stevens. he was known not only for his courage but for his smile-- goofy but contagious. for for his sense of fun and that california cool. >> rep >> reporter: mrs. clinton condemned the ongoing violence outside u.s. embassies in the , libya,orld. >> the people of egypt, libya, yemen, and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. >> >> reporter: president obama selled the four victims "patriots who refused to back down in the face of danger." >> to you, their families and colleagues, to all americans, be forhis: their sacrifice will never be forgotten. we will bring to justice those who took them from us. rains orter: then, to the l," the of "america the oaded ful," the four sets of remains were loaded into
that president h.w. bush talked about before going to war against iraq. joining me now is john alderman, director of the middle east program at the center for strategic and international studies. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> what is -- we'll start with the red line. what is the red line for the u.s. when dealing with the new threats in the middle east? right now the marines are protecting the consulates and the embassies, and those two destroyers are there just on standby, but what is the line for those men and women to go into action? >> look, i think the real line is when you start feeling that you have a state or a state force taking action. what seems to be going on here, seems to me is three different things. one is you have yet another effort to get activists excited about protecting what's in danger, in this case islam. we saw it with the danish cartoons case seven years ago. we've seen it periodically. second, have you new political leaders who used to be on the protesting side who now have to figure out what's the national interest, how do i relate to my former allies on th
after 9/11 because we're talking about the iraq war that became a substitute for i think true patriotism which is speaking out on issues that are important to the national security. he said that. it kept getting worse. the pin he said he didn't like, he actually used to like until everyone in america started liking. pee stopped liking it. in that interview, he actually refer to the american flag lapel pin as that pin. >> i won't wear that pin on my chest instead i'm going to try to tell the american people what i believe will make the country great and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patism. >> you heard it right. you heard it right. he called "that pin." a little bit like bill clinton referred to "that woman." remember? [applause] but not to fear, not to worry, president obama came around. that pin he stopped wearing because it didn't really show what was in his heart he is now wearing near his heart today just about every day. it's one of the chose cheesy things you have to do as president, i guess. when he returns to civilian life, sooner, i hope rather than later -- [applaus
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